WILLIAM Hi BERNARD
Sdltov and Proprietor.
July 8, 1904. 1
State Democratic Ticket
Bobebt B. Glksh.
For Lieutenant Governor:
Fbihois D. Winstos.
Associate Justices of Bapreme Court:
W. A. Hoke.
George H. Bbown, Jr.
B. F. Dixon.
B. B. Laot.
Secretary of State:
J. Bbtak Grimes.
Superintendent of Public Instruction:
J. Y. Jotkeb.
Commissioner of Labor and Printing:
H. B. VaRRXR.
S. L. Rogers.
Commissioner of Agriculture :
S. L. Patterson.
TEX DEMOCEATIC C0SVSVTI0V.
- The events transpiring at St.
Louis so far demonstrate that the
Hon. William Jennings Bryan, who
absolutely controlled the last two
Democratic National Conventions
and became the Presidential nom
inee In two campaigns, is absolute
ly wlthont power in the great con
ventlon which assembled yesterday.
The fact is developed that he is not
able to wield influence to the ex
tent that it was anticipated that
would lie within his power to do.
We confess that we were surprised
to see in the Associated Press dis
patches from St. Louis 'yesterday
that he really controls no delega
tion bnt that of his own State of
Nebraska. . So far as concerns Mr.
Bryan's opposition tojhe nomina
tion of Judge Parker, he does not
cut any figure with even the Hearst
delegations, nor with the delega
tions of three or fonr States 'which
really favored reaffirmation of the
Kansas City platform.
Col. Bryan's first realization that
he was not to be paramount much
less predominant at the St. Louis
convention must have dawned upon
him on Tuesday when he Interfered
in the contest from Illinois. Bryan
made a fight against seating the
Hopkins delegation, which held ere
dentlals from the regular Illinois
State convention, bnt the national
executive committee unanimously
decided against Bryan and seated
the Hopkins delegates. In fighting
against the Hopkins delegation and
in favor of Carter Harrison's conten
tions, Col. Bryan must have had no
good grounds upon which to unseat
the accredited delegation, for a na
tional committee appointed four years
ago when the Nebraskan controlled
the national convention, unanimous
ly sustained the Hopkins credentials.
We were gratified to see the state
ment that Col. Bryan was accorded
a respectful hearing by the dominant
element in the convention. This is
as it should be, for we believe that
every Democrat, and especially a
man who has been so eminent and
honored as Col. Bryan, should be
heard in the party household. The
press dispatches state, however, that
while Col. Bryan is accorded a re
spectful hearing the dominant ele
ment in the convention will not tem
porize or attempt to placate or con
ciliate him. This attitude towards
him was brought about by the
Nebraskan himself, and it simply
serves notice upon Col. Bryan and
all other men that no one ' man
could bo dictator of the Democratic
party. It gives him and others to
understand that the Democratic
party is Democratic still and that
the party is bigger than any one
man, however big he may be.
We are sure this will gain admi
ration for the Democratic party, in
contrast to the contempt men must
have for the bosslsm that domi
nated the Republican nomination at
Chicago. A few men in the Re
publican party dominate its na
tional conventions and the.so-called
State bosses In that party carry
their State conventions In their vest
pockets. When the Democratic
party gets to be composed of trim
mers, wind-gages and subservient
and pliant tools of one man or a
clique, we see a hole in the ground
where it will disappear out of sight.
As long, however, as one delegate to
- a Democratic convention can feel
that he is as free as a lark and as
big a man as anybody else, we will
- never give up hope for the good
old Democratic ship. It is the party
of liberty and it is bound to attract
to it men who believe in freedom,
free speech and free action.
We do not know what Colonel
Bryan's attitude will be after the
convention adopts a platform and
nominates a -candidate not to his
liking. It is said that he rather ap
proves, in the main, the. rough draft
of the proposed platform, bnt the
country knows that he tried to de
feat Judge Parker for the nomlna
tion and cannot consistently support
him for President. It makes no dlf
. ference whether he does or does not,
even should the party go to defeat
on the 8 th of next November. It
will be a manly demonstration to
the country that the Democratic
party has within it vitalizing force
enough to repudiate errors into
which any party may be temporarily
wept at times. Thus, the Democrat
lo party is worthy of the confidence
and admiration of the voters of
: - - - , - -
Amerfca, -wftli t hFertiMicMi party,
on the contrary, blindly lied to its
errors and following the .dictates of
bosses' who manipulate the party and
tta legislation for the benefit of the
favorite olasi, for Bpecial Interests,
for partisan ends and for sectional
THI JAPANESE AND EV88IAN
ARMIES KNOCKED OUT.
The latest news from the seat
of war in Manchuria is that the
rains and mud' have knocked out
both the Russian and Japanese
armies. How powerless, after all,
is man with his big guns!
The cablegrams yesterday morn
ing indicate that Russia seemed to
be glad because the rains came
when they did. She doubtless con-
iders the rain and mud her best
allies, for it probably keeps the
Japanese from walking over the
During our Civil war, the Con
federates did not appear to be able
to stay the onward raid of Sher
man's army in central North Caro
lina and upper South Carolina, but
tremendous freshets In the rivers
did hold him in check. The rivers
were so high that the raiders had to
confine themselves to a circum
scribed territory, with the result
that the war came to an end before
some sections could be raided or de
vastated by an army of incendiaries
that was a disgrace to a so-called
civilized country. The rivers
in the sections referred to broke the
record for the height to which the
waters rose, and the 1865 freshets
have since been known over a wide
scone of country as the Sherman
Since the gallant Japs lauded in
Manchuria they have been on the
offensive, and while they have won
most all the victories, the Japanese
armies, have suffered enormously.
They have paid dearly for their vic
tories and the Russians probably are
satisfied if the Japs are. By con
stantly forcing the fighting and suf
fering more severely than the re
treating Russians, it is evident that
the Japanese have weakened them
selves. Russia seems to be following Gen.
Joseph E. Johnston's tactics and
hopes to make the Japanese whip
themselves In trying to drive the
Russian armies out of Manchuria.
The cablegrams state that Russia
anticipates that the rains will give
her a chance to organise for offen
sive operations after the dry season
begins. At any rate Gen. Kuropat-
kin considers the situation such that
he proposes to begin to hammer the
Charlotte postoffice receipts for
the quarter ending June 30th were
120,097, compared with $16,858.99
during the corresponding perod last
year, an increase of $3,238. 23. The
receipts in Juno were $6,413.48, ex
clusive of $1,590.70 postage on
papers. The Observer predicts that
this year's receipts will exceed $80,-
It is now said that Dr. Swallow,
the prohibition nominee for Presi
dent, expects to decline the nomina
tion. He knows very well that it
Is the most natural thing In the
world for a Swallow to be downed.
How in the world did the Prohibi
tion convention allow itself to be so
Johahfied In making its nomina
Senator Reed Smoot, the Mormon
apostle, telegraphed this to Roose
velt when he was nominated: "Con
gratulatlons I My heart Is with you.
May success ever be yours I" That
shows that Roosevelt "hasn't done or
said anything that a self-respecting
Mormon Saint could take excep
A South Carolinian hid $1,000 In
gold in a fruit jar. - His wife found
it when she went to putting up pre
serves a few days ago. She has ren
dered a decision that the moneys was
preserved so she could take a trip to
the world's fair at St. Louis.
A pretty vivacious Massachusetts
widow Is suing her landlord for $76"
for a kiss which he stole from her.
we nave no sympathy lor a man
who lost the opportunity to run up
the bill when he had the chance.
As uusal, Col. Bryan Is on hand
at St. Louis without any opposition
whatsover, the gasbag of Santos
Dumont's airship having not sutt-
ciently recovered to go up against
Says the Charlotte Chronicle. "It
looks like Parker now. sure
enougn." we noticed the favor a
mm w . a . -
long time ago, and knew for a cer
talnty that it was his.
The Demoorats got together yes
terdayat St. Louis. It is natural
to suppose, then, that there is some
thing doing in the coatplaster mar
"The devil is to pay
says an evangelist. We wouldn't
mind help paying him if he will call
There Is mora Catarrh In this aactlon of tfca
country than all other disease put together, and
nntu tne last lew years was sappossd to be in
curable. For a great many years doctors pro
aonncedlt local disease and prescribed loeal
remedies, and by constantly falling to core with
local treatment, pronounced It Incurable. Selenee
bas proven catarrh to be a constitutional disease
and therefore, requires constitutional treatment.
Hall's Catarrh Cure, maauf actnred by F.J. Cheney
Co., Toledo, Ohio, is the only constitutional
core on the market. It is taken Internally In
doMt from 10 drops to a teaspoonful. It acts di-
recuy on uie oiooa ana mucous surfaces or tae
system. They oner one hundred dollars for any
case it falls to cure. Send for circulars and tesu-
, . w. j. unsHSX W., Toledo, o.
old by Dragrirts, 7Bo.
Ball's frami) j PUls are the best
Mrs. James Sprnnt Makes Gen
erous Gift to the Walker
COTTAGE ON THE BEACH.
Hone for CsBvaleicests aid Attaches la
Need el Rest aad Resreatlea at Sea,
shore Is Abnadaatly Provided -
For la Ipleidld Offer.
Public notice has just been given to
a magnanimous offer to the Board of
Managers of the James Walker Memo
rial Hospital by Mrs. James Sprunt,
who is spending the Bummer at one
of the famous resorts In the State of
Maine. The proposal by Mrs. Sprunt
was made just after the death of her
father, the late lamented Col. Ken
neth M. Murchlson, and the generous
gift is the occupancy of the handsome
Sprunt cottage on Wrlghtsville Beach
for such of the patients of the Institu
tions as may be convalescing and In
need of the restorative properties of
the fresh air from the salty ocean,
and for the nurses and other at
taches of the . hospital, whose
constant duties at the bedside of the
sick and aflleted during the hot Sum
mer months make It necessary to their
well-being that they should have some
rest and recreation at the seashore,
where hundreds of others occupying
less confining positions In the every
day vocations of life are wont to go
and be refreshed during the heated
The cottage is very handsomely fur
nished and not only is it placed abso
lutely at the disposal of the hospital
authorities to be put to such use as
may be deemed best, but accompany
ing the generous offer Is a donation of
$500 In cash for the maintenance of
tho eottace during the Summer.
It is entirely unnecessary toay that
the motive which prompted the noble
beneficence Is appreciated by the
Board of Managers more than words
CapL Walter G. MacBse, president
of the Board of Managers, while
speaking last night of the generous
offer of Mrs. Sprunt, said that he and
his associates had not yet developed
a plan by which the munificence
of the donor will be made available
but that something would be done in
a day or two. The difficulties attend
ing the formulation of a plan are easily
appreciated, but when once formula
ted the benefits to be derived are In
calculable. The cottage is situated on
the lower beach In a most eligible lo
cation and Is one of the most substantial
and one of the prettiest at that popular
Killed by f, C. L. Trail.
Fayetteville Observer: "Saturday
morning about 3:30 o'clock W. A.
Brown, a white' carpenter of Hope
Mills, was run into and killed by the
southbound passenger train on the A.
O.. L. railroad, a few hundred yards
this side of Parkton. The evidence be
fore the coroner was that Brown and
another man, named Ballard, had been
to a blind tiger, situated just on the
line between Robeson and Cumber
land, and were returning home very
mucn under the Influence of whiskey.
When within a short distance of Park-
ton, Ballard left his companion sitting
on the railroad track while he went
Into the house of an acquaintance some
little distance away. Ballard remained
la the house until daylight, and when
be came out he found bis companion
lying by the side of the track gasping
out his last breath."
Harder Near Fayetteville.
Fayetteville Obeerver: "Will Mc
Neill shot and killed Dougald Monroe,
on Hector Smith's place ia Seventy-
first township, yesterday afternoon
about 2 o'clock. McNeill and Monroe.
both young negro men. had been
drinking whiskey together, and went
to the well on Smith's place to get a
drink of water. McNeill, whom It
seems was very drunk, told Monroe to
turn loose the well chain, which Mon
roe refused to do. He then told him
if he did not turn it loose he would
shoot him. Monroe still held to the
chain, whereupon McNeill drew a pis
tol and shot Monroe through the head,
from the effects of which he died four
hours later. The murderer escaped
and has not yet been apprehended.'
Real Estate Transfers.
From deeds filed for record yester
day the following real estate transfers
appear: Jno. D. Bellamy to James
Stevenson Brown, for $104, property
on south side of Hsnover, 82 feet
west of Eighth street, 68x821 feet In
size. E. O. Allen and wife to Fuller
Thomas, for $50, tract of land in Cape
Fear township, containing six acres,
more or less, beginning at northeast
I corner of Ohas. E. Bmlth'a land. W.
H. Green and wife to Iffle Phillips,
for $700, property on east side of
Fifth, 98 feet north of Wooster
street, 381x107 feet in size. W. H
Green and wife to T. D. Phillips and
1 8. A. Phillips, Jr., for $800, property
on east side of Fifth, 60 feet norths of
Wooster street, 88xl07 feet in size.
At Raleigh on Tuesday, the
secretary of State issued a charter
i ii nl.j i. a it ,
to me neumout auuiiig ana uevel-
opment Co., of Charlotte with $50,-
000 capital, lor the purpose of min
ing all kinds of minerals and mar
keting the same. A charter was
granted to the Beaufort, Morehead
and Ocracoke Co., chartered for the
purpose of operating a steamboat
line between the points mentioned.
The capital is $50,000. The Caro-
Una Fibre Co., of George, North
hampton county, is another corpor
ation chartered. The capital is
$20,ooo. The John a. stout Con-
struction Co., of Wilson, received a
charter for doing a general con
tracting and building business, cap
Charlotte News: It is given
out by Republican State Char man
Rollins that I. M. Meeklns, Repub
lican nominee for Lieutenant Gov.
ernor, hss challenged Judge Win
ston, Democratic nominee, for a
joint canvass. The State now waits
to hear about Llama, the Republi
can nominee for Governor, chal
lenging aob uienn. isat then maybe
candidate Harris knows it's loaded,
a truth which candidate Meekins
i will also discover.
PROHIBITION IN CHARLOTTE.
Qseea City WW "Ride Water Wsgea"
for the Next Two Years -Ekctlea
S. Heidi hero Yesterday. 1
Special Star Telegram.
Charlotte, N. GL, July 5. Char
lotte will ride on the water wagon for
at least two years from next January.
The anti-saloon forces won oat in the
election here to day with, a good mar
gin. , Only one ward of the four gave
a majority for the saloon, and that was
so small as to cut no figure in the gen
eral result It has been the most ener
getic election Charlotte has witnessed
in many a day. The an Ur were out in
force from early morn until dewy eve
and the ladles lent their aid and en
couragement to the men at the polls
by holding an all-day prayer meeting
in a bag tent downtown .and serving
eed lemonade, to the workers. The
white ribbon badges bearing the slogan
"Down With the Saloon" were seen on
every hand. The dispensary received
only a small vote. The result was
not unexpected, as the prohibitionists
were well organised and the election
machinery was in the bands of the
local machine, which invariably has
things its own way. At this hour the
figures are not obtainable, but the
majority for the cold water people Is
said to be about two hundred.
Charlotte, N. 0., July 5. Of a
total of sixteen hundred votes east in
to day's.eleeflon prohibition received a
majority of 485. The results show
that fully one thousand qualified
voters remained away from the polls,
a fact never before noted In connec
tion with the local election and one
I which puzzle many.
An Associated Press dispatch from
Charlotte last night says:
Charlotte, N. a, July 8. By a
majority of 400 votea Charlotte to-day
went dry. Three questions were sub
mitted, viz.: Prohibition, dispensary
and saloons. Less than 50 votes were
cast for dispensary. The election was
THE VOTE 191 CHARLOTTE.
Flf ires of Tieidsy's Electioa Qlvea la
Detail The alsrltles.
The following Is the complete vote
of the election held in Charlotte, Tues
day, on the questions of Dispensary
For Dispensary, 68
Against Dispensary, 1441
Msj.agalast Dispensary, .1373
For Prohibition, 1037
Against Prohibition, ...... .... . 645
Ms j. for Prohibition, 483
PROHIBITION VI8T0RY I El NEWBERN.
Althoath Only Small Vote Vas Cait, the
Molarity Was 392.
Special Star Telegram.
NsrwBKBir, N. C, July 6. The
special election held here to-day re
sulted In a tremendous victory for
prohibition Although only a small
vote was cast, the majority against
the saloon was 893. The. election was
quietly carried on. Services were
held all day in the churches. Women
and children had a great part In the
contest The saloons made no efforts
to win votes and were closed durleg
An Associated Preas telegram from
Balelgb last night aays: "In the pro
hibition election at Newborn to-day.
saloons were voted out by five hun
nred and nine to one hundred and
Albert Walden, noted cowboy ora
tor, rough rider, scholar and dialect
humorist, who is well known to many
Wilmington people, having frequent
ly visited his schoolmates, Messrs.
Brooke G. and 8. M. Emple, of this
city, arrived yesterday, and with his
wife, who Is known to the amusement
world as Miss Elma Laredo, are guesta
at The Orton. They are on their way
to South port to spend a while, but the
Consolidated railroad people are mak
ing an effort to secure them as an at
traction at the Casino, Wrlghtsville
Beach, during the coming week. The
present Is their 33d season on the road
In a popular two hours entertainment
of fancy rifle shooting, throwing the
lariat, music, songs and stories of
After "iliy of Fayetteville."
Yesterday afternoon's Columbia
Record said: "Negotiations are now
on root for the magnificent steamer.
"Ultyoi Fayettevuu,",'for tne river
work here, and to-morrow a represen
tative or tne company from Wilming
ton will come here and confer with
the boat committee. To-day a tele
gram waa received from Mr. W. 8.
Oook-, the president of the Merchants
and Farmer' Steamboat Company, of
Fayetteville and Wilmington, offering
the boat provided satisfactory arrange-
menia can oe maae ror its running on
tne tame commission as mat given air.
T. D. Lore. One of the company's
representatives wilt oe Here and the
whole matter will be dlseussed at the
Dr. S. B. Turrentine. of Greens
boro, speaks enthusiastically of the
progress made in the work of secur
ing the necessary contributions for
the rebuilding of Greensboro Female
college, it will be remembered that
twenty-five thousand dollars was
raised last summer, on the purchase
price, ana since tnen over twenty
two thousand dollars has been raised
on the rebuilding fund, leaving less
1L. J. AT a .
buna Bigm tuouaaua aoiiaxs CO se
a a a a am mx
cure tne tmrty tnousana necessary
to have the building ready for use
xor the late fall session. Miss - Nan
nle Lee Smith is in the field at work
and Mr. Charles H. Ireland attend.
ed the Winston District Conference
last week securing additional con-
... mi ... . . .
tnouuons. xne arennect states
that within ninety days he can have
tne main part ox tne college build
ing reaay ior use.
Working Hlgms an Day.
The bust AS t and mlahtfat llttt tM
that ever was made Is Dr. King's New
uue niia. xnese puis change weak
neu into airenvtn. iiatiaaanAM inin
ergy ana brain fag Into mental nower.
I mi. . 1 m a m a .mm.
xoey n wonuorrai in DUliaing up the
uautD. uniy zoo m oox. Hold by a.
' u. eillaxt, druggist.
DOUSLE-DIILY . J. I. IE8VI6F.
addttloisl Passeaftr Trala Will do oa
Sasdsy IhsBber of Coasnrce. .
President J. A. Taylor, of the Cham
ber, of Commerce, largely through
whose instrumentality the fight was
carried to a successful conclusion, la
officially notlfied.by T raffle Manager E.
F, Cost that effective next Sunday, a
double dally passenger service will be
inaugurated on the Seaboard-Air Line
between Wilmington and Charlotte by
the addition of another train, which
will be operateddally except Sunday,
eaving this city about 5 A. M. and
returning about 11:30 o'clock at night;
eaving Charlotte about 3:30 P. M. and
reaching there upon the return about
noon. For the present no arrange
ments for mall on the early morning
train have been made. The present
tehedule of the train arriving at noon-
will not be materially changed.
The addition of the new train wlttl
be a great conTenlenee to the travel
ing public, especially to beach visitors
during the Bummer. While It will not
be operated on Sunday, It Is stated that
the train will arrive there every -day,
Sundays Included. The effort of the
Chamber of Commerce for better ser
vice on the Seaboard has been vigor
ous and President Taylor and his co-
aborers are due the thanks of the
entire dty and country for their dili
gence and patience. The train will be
of Incalculable benefit to Wilmington
and the section traversed by the old
HOME US FLAMES.
Three dills Baracd to Death la Their
Home Near Ralel.s.
By Telegraph to the Horning Star.
BAUDQH, N. Q, July 5. Three
girls, ranging from four to twelve
years old, were burned to death to-day
at Oarlejgh cotton mills, near this
city. They were the daughters of
John T. Cole, a bona aplnncr. The
house was found in flames by neigh
bors. The father, mother and two
children escaped, one of the latter, a
boy, being terribly burned. The fath
er made frantic but Ineffectual at
tempts to rescue his children. The
place.la Isolated and had no fire pro
The negro housewife In the West In
dian Jungle finds housekeeping very
easy. Fruit and vegetables grow wild
all about tbe hut, and the river abounds
On wash day all she has to do Is to
pick a" few of the berries of the soap
berry tree, take her clothes to tbe river
and use the berries as she would use
ordinary soap. Even her cooking pots
grow on the trees, the calabash cut in
halves being used for this purpose.
Calabashes are used also for bowls, ba
sins and jugs for carrying water from
the river, while the small ones make ex
In the afternoon, when she is ready
for her cup of tea, the negress picks
half a dozen leaves from the lime bush
growing at her door, boils them, squeez
es the Juice from a sugar cane for
sweetening, and the coeoanut supplies
the milk. Thus she has a delicious cup
of tea without depending on the grocer
She makes the mats for her floor out
of the dried leaves of the banana, plait
ed and sewed together, as the old coun
try people in this country make their
Colchester's Oyster Fesust.
Famous Indeed is the Colchester oys
ter feast, and to be Invited is consid
ered tbe nlghest compliment the town
can confer not only from the impor
tance of the function, but because at
that meal Is an unlimited supply of the
finest obtainable natives, of which
some sacks are consumed. Even from
the times of the Romans these oysters
have been celebrated, says the London
Chronicle. Exclusive rights to the oys
ter fisheries were granted to the town
under a charter of Richard I., and in
the reign of Elizabeth horse loads of
oysters were accepted as gifts! by the
courtiers of the time. Massinger's
Justice Greedy commences his day with
"a barrel of Colchester oysters," a
etatement that shows how altered are
the customs of today.
' Who Nero Was.
In tbe days when Sir Charles Gavan
Duffy was a leading figure in Victo
rian politics there sat In the Melbourne
parliament a wealthy but not well in
formed butcher. The chief secretary
of the day was deprecating the atti
tude of the leader of the opposition,
whose conduct was, he declared, worse
"Who was Nero?" interjected the
knight of the cleaver, with equal scorn
"Who was Nero?" replied the delight
ed chief secretary. "The honorable
gentleman ought to know. Nero was
a celebrated Roman butcher." London
M. A. P.
A man came in the police court at
Ottawa the other day carrying a friend
on his back. The Judge said, "Whaf s
The man said: "Judge, this man is a
friend of mine, and his name Is Gun.
Now, Judge, Gun is loaded. I know
its against the law to carry a loaded
gun on the streets, bo I brought him
The judge said, "Gun, you are dis
charged." And the next day the re
port was in the papers. Haworth (111.)
An Impossible Combination.
He was trying to be dignified, but
the orange peel made a failure of the
He accepted the situation with be
"I find," he said, "that a man can't
stand on his dignity and the back of
his neck'at the same time." Chicago
Now,. Was Itt
Clerk Is this to be charged, madam?
Lady Oh, j?s; you'll have to. My
husband has just lost his position!
Men who take things without thanks
and let them go without repining are
generally the most successful of mor
tals. Milwaukee Sentinel.
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Judge Parker's Nomination for
President is Assured Beyond
Possibility of Doubt. '
I ooiDlUess to Perfect Permaieat Orzsn
listloa (kalrsise WUHama En
thnslssm Aroused by Heatioa
of Name of llevelasd.
Br Telegraph to tbe Hornlna 8 tar.
St. Louis, July . The Democratic
National Convention met to-day, lis
tened to an extended speech rrom Re
presentative John Bharpe Williams,
Its temporary chairman, appointed the
committees necessary to perfect a per
manent organisation and adjourned.
In a session lasting two hours and
fifty minutes, one striking incident
overshadowed all other proceeding.
That .was the enthusiastic and pro
longed cheering which greeted the
name of Grover Cleveland. While
the outburst which greeted the name
of the former Democratic president
before his last syllable had fallen from
the lips of tbe temporary cbsirman
was noteworthy In Itself, it was mag
nified by contrast with the greeting
accorded tbe aetual persons of men
who stood for all that baa been op
posed to Mr. Cleveland within the
party during the laat eight years.
Jamea xl. Jones, oi Arkansas, cnair-
man of the national committee, went
on to the platform and took his seat
unnoticed. Practically no greeting
was given him when he faced the con
vention with gaveljtn hand. "
Other atalwart lleutenanta ot the
Nebraskan entered tbe hall, unac-
claimed, and laatly Mr. Bryan hlm-
aelr, who forjbo nrst time during two
national campaigns was greeted with,
silence. Eight minutes after the gavel
fell tbe twice-named candidate or his
party passed in the main entrance and
aought bis seat unheralded and un
heeded. A few minutes later he arose
and pushed bia way to a seat nearer
the aisle, where standing a moment to
give greetings to friends, he was
caught sight of and applauded, but the
measure of appiauae was but a ripple
when compared to the atorm called
forth by Cleveland'a name.
Listening astentlvely to the doctrine
laid down by Mr. Williams the con
servatives found occasion for thelrJ
first demonstration when reference
waa made to the record of former
Prealdent Grover Cleveland. All the
ahackelled party ' interest which had
laid dormant through two national
campaigns was released as though by
the touch of a trigger. Tbe name of
Cleveland was echoed from a thousand
throats. Hats, handkerchiefs and
arms were waved, delegates and spec
tator stood on their chalra and the
laat semblance of.order waa turned into
confusion which convention officials
were powerlesa to subdue.
While the outburst was at its height
Mr. Bryan's following attempted to
convett the demonstration Into ap
plause for their leader. Tbe name of
Bryan waa jelled lustily, but In vain.
Shouting of "Grover" and "Clove
land" was renewed, and the Bryan fol
lowing waa hissed. The greatest sig
nificance was attached to the showlnt?
made by the conservatives. Their ab
solute control of the convention Is no
longer doubted even by those who have
heretofore declined to be convinced. "
The nomination of Judge Parker for
President Is assured beyond aoy possi
bility of defeat.
An Incident to the demonstration
waa an altercation between Sergeant-at-Arms
John L Martin and an over
saalous man who was giving vent to
his enthusiasm in a manner which con
vention officials deemed offensive.
As Chairman Williama waa knocking
splinters from his desk in an effort
to pound the convention into order so
that he could proceed with his address,
a man in tbe vicinity of the New York
delegation was seen motioning dele
gates and spectators to continue their
applause and encoursging the gal
leries to ignore the chairman's order
for silence. The man resented Inter
ference from the sergeant-at-arms and
in the end was ejected from the con
vention hall. The disturbance was of
a rough-and-tumble order, though no
blows were struck.
Many persons of distinction were
given places on the platform. Among
the distinguished visitors were Mrs.
Charles Mercer Hal), daughter of
Little political achemlng was in
progress on the floor of the conven
tion hall. The anti-Parker delegates
were so much in minority that there
appeared to be no basis for clever ma
nipulation. The action of Ohio Isst
night closely followed Pennsylvania's
declaration for the New York jurist
and the band Wagon tendencies dis
played by other delegations which had
been counted in the Parker ranks had
a telling effect upon the opposition,
though opponents professed not to be
disheartened by stories of Parker gains
and continued to claim that more than
one-third of the delegates had pledged
themselves never to listen to those who
were backing the field against tbe
B the time a majority of the dele
gatea had arrived at the Coliseum
every breath of cool outside air had
been absorbed. Fans were waving
vigorously in all psrts of the hall.
Coats were not long In coming off,
collars and ties were loosened and the
picture was that of a ablrt-aleeve con
vention. The example aet to-day ia
aure to bring converta and to-morrow
It ia aafe to say a majority will disre
gard the conventionalitiea in tbe In
terest of comfort by doffing their
coats. The day was oppressively warm
outside and In the ball waa uncom
fortable in the extreme. Windows
but half opened and the roof venti
lators had been sacrificed in beautify
ing the interior of tbe ball.
For second place on the ticket it can
hardly be aald that speculation to
night oentera on any one man. A half
dozen namea are on the tonguea of the
crowds that gather In the lobbiea and
various headquarters, but the general
aentlment Is that this matter should
be left to ripen until after the head or
the ticket has been formally named.
Parker Strength Growing.
The steady growth of the Parker
strength has continued unchecked
throughout to-day and to-night. In
the face of the developments in the
convention session the nebulous op
position grew more uncertain and to
night no one can be found to stand
for any definite statement that the
New Yorker will meet with opposition
of a serious character when the con
vention Is polled for first place on
the ticket Delegatlona that have
wavered In the-balance have suc
cumbed to the Parker tide with few
exceptions, and these are not ex
pected to withstand the almost as
sured results of the vote as it pro
ceeds, but will change to the Parker
column before the roll call is finished.
It was reported late to-night that a
final anti Parker conference had been
called for an unknown place of meet
lag, but the New Yorker'a managerr,
confident that they have tbe whole
situation thoroughly lo. Laid, were
not disturbed by this eon fererce or Is
poaalb'e results, : .. , - -:
-r ' Prcaldeatial Qoislp.
Former UnltedSlates Senator Smilb,
of New Jersey, who is practically the
h-ad of tbe delegation, aaw William
F. Sheehan to-night and assured him
that New Jersey would join the Par
ker column on the first ballot
.The Tammany conference called for
6 o'clock did not materialize, and Mr.
Murphy, Mr. Towne, Senator Grady
and others went out on a visit It
wss said that Bird 8. Ooler and
a few others were still working to
keep Parker from getting a two-thirds
vote, but this atatement was received
with some Incredulity even by the
Tammanyirank and file. There is evi
dence to-night that .the Tammany
people probably will keep very quiet
and make no move either to support
by word, as they must support by
vote, the Parker boom, or declare
against It. Senator Hill waa so con
fident of victory to-night that he was
talking of the aecond man on the
Senator Smith, of New Jersey, fi
quoted as saying that he had received
a telegram from Cleveland positively
declining to have his name presented,
and that Parker waa therefore their
aecond choice. No positive confirma
tion, however, was to be had of tbe
receipt bf such a message.
It la aaid to-night, and iateviewa
brar it out that if the platform and
tbe credentials committees' reports sre
not contested at length, the conven
tion may proceed to nominate, a can
didate It ia - the general impression to
night among the Parker people that
thrre will not be much of a fight. Wm.
F. Sheehan said: "It is quite possible
that we will proceed to nominate to
morrow afternoon or night" Senator
Hill aaid: "If our work la cleared up
to that point, I do not know why we
should not goon and nominate."
Some of the other State leader?, how
e ver, disagree to this.
Senator J. W. Bailey, of Texas, and
Representative Champ Clark, of Mis
souri have both declined to aceept the
permanent chairmanship of the con
vention. When Senator Bailey was
Informed of his election, he announced
at once that he could not accept, as be
desired to be on tbe floor when tbe
platform was under discussion. He
la expected to combat any attempt
from the Bryan forces to inject
into the platform planks that
do not meet the approval of the
committee. Therefore, his declina
tion of the chairmanship was re
spected. Senator Bailey urged that
the chairmanship ahould be given to
Mr.Clark, and a committee called on
Mr. Clark and made the tender. Mr.
Clark anawered that he was engaged
to put the name of Senator Cockrell
in nomination for tbe presidency,
and therefore would have to
be on the floor during the
convention. He waa urged to recon
aider and finally agreed to Bend a tele
gram to Senator Cockrell to the effect
that the place bad been offered him. If
Senator Cockrell makes no objection.
Mr. Clark will accept. In view of tbe
certainty that Parker will be nomi
nated it ia believed that Benator Cock
rell will aak that his name b with
North earolloa Deviation.
The North Carolina delegation met
to night and decided to present the
name of Governor Charles B. Aycock
for vice president They brave been
assured that they will get the vote ot
South Carolina for their candidate.
Rotaa Choate Was Denton.
As one of the very few occasions
When the wit of Rufus Choate was
foiled an incident is recalled when that
brilliant lawyer was examining one
Dick Barton, chief mate of the ship
Challenge. Choate had cross examined
him for over an hour, hurling ques
tions with the speed of a rapid fire
"Was there a moon that uight?"
"Yes, sir." "
"Did you see it?"
"Then how did you know there was
"The 'Nautical Almanac' said so, and
I'll believe that sooner than any lawyer
In the world."
"Be civil, sir. And now tell me in
what latitude and longitude you cross
ed the equator."
"Ah, yon are joking."
"No, sir. I am in earnest, and I de
sire an answer."
"That's more than I can give."
"Indeed. You 'a chief mate and un
able to answer so simple a question!"
"Yes, the simplest question I ever
was asked. I thought even, a fool of
a lawyer knew there's no latitude at
the equator." Success.
Snake Killing; Cata ot Cairo.
A native woman living in old Cairo
was entering her house when, to her
great terror, she perceived a snake of
formidable dimensions, which had tak
en possession" of the hearth during the
woman's absence. The woman fled,
leaving the door open. Her cat then
appeared on the scene, entered, saw
tho cobra, put up its back and tail, spat
and otherwise manifested its hostility
and in turn went out. A few minutes
afterward it returned in company with
a second cat. After a similar exhibi
tion both went out and returned with
a third, and similarly went away,, re
turning finally with a fourth. Con
sidering that sufHcient force had been
recruited to kill the snake, the four at
once fell on the reptile, and after a
short but fierce struggle; the latter was
literally torn to pieces.-i-Egyptian Ga
zette. Charlotte Chronicle: Mr. D.
Kirby Pope, assayer in charge of the
United States mint (at Charlotte),
has just sent to the department his
annual report for the fiscal year end
ing June 30th. The total amount
of gold which has passed through
the mint during the year comes to a
total value of $240,660.09, a fraction
less than was received the previous
year. A quarter of a million of dol
lara of the yellow metal is consider
ed a goodly amount to be extracted
from the earth of the surrounding
country in a year's time.
General Joseph H. LewKfru ui as
commander of the ".Orphan Brigade"
in the Confederacy, dropped dead yes
terday. He waa chief justice of ibe
Court of Appeala of Kentucky.
Loaded Black Powder Shells
shoot stronger and reload better
than any other black powder
shells on the market, because
they are loaded more carefully
and made more scientifically.
Try them. They are
THF HIIMTFWfii FA VtrtlTV
Senator Daniel, ol Virginia, Elected Chair,
nasa Drafts ol Resolutions Sob.
saltted and Recess Taken,
By Telegraph to tbe Morning Bur.
St. Louis, Mo., July 6.The com.
mittee on resolutions met In a room
connected with the Convention Dm
Immediately after the adjournment of
the convention, and after effecting n
organization and transacting consider
able preliminary work, adjourned to
meet In the parlors of the SoutniTrn
Hotel at7 o'clock.
The meeting wss called to order by
former 8enator Hill, of New York
and on bla motion Senator Daniel, of
Virginia, was elected chairman of the
committee and given authority to ap
point eecretary and a aub committee
or eleven to consider thevarloua drafts
of platforms and report. On tsklnir
tbe chair Senator Daniel extended hu
thanks for the honor bestowed on
him and especially mentioned the fart
as a. ii a a s j ... "
mat ii nan oieu oone at ine Instanco
of Senator Hill. He eznreisAri th
hone that the commltten wmilrl tab..
advantage of ita great opportunity to
aaopiB pis. worm or a character that
would be sure to win the lauffragea of
the neonle. and in turn brine- rnr i .
the country in the ahape or a Demo
cratic administration which would be
in great contrast to the present admin
istration. HIb remarks were receive
The aucffeatlon havlnir hnan m,
that the committee ahould take a recess
nntil 7 o'clock. Mr. Brvan
that if there w,ere any members of the
committee who had drafted platforms
wnicn iney desired to present, they
ahould submit conies to lhamstnhM.
of the full committee In order thai
they might have, time to consider
them before coming together again
"If," said Chairman Daniel, "the gen
tleman from Nebraaka has a platform
mr m lns aa mm
i snouia do very giaa, inaeea, ror one,
to have a copy of it." Mr. Bryan re
plied that he had none.
ai mis luneiure a number of mem
bera staled that they had foimu ated
various resolutlona which they desired
to submit, among them being Mr.
Williams, of Mississippi, who pre
sented hla resolutions In printed form
also Mr. Newlanda, of Nevada, who
nresented some blanks: Mr d.m.i
presented a draft of a platform whin!
-1 i i . .
ne saia aa oeen preparea ny s mem
ber of the Virginia delegatiou; Mr
Tillman, of South Carolina, a plank
on tho race question, declaring it to Lj
the position of the Democratic party
that this ia "a white man's govern-'
ment," and by Mr. Poe, the Msrylaid
member of tbe delegation, who stated
that the vlewa of Senator Uormsn
were embodied In his drart.
The committee on resolutions rc
convened at 7 o'clock and 8enator
Daniel immediately made the appolut
ment of Edwin Sefton and J. J. Sinou
as Secretary and Sergeant at-Arms
respectively. He also announced iLr
appointment of a sub-comoiittee to
prepare a platform for submission to
the full committee aa follows: Messn
Daniel, Virginia; Hill, New York;
Bryan, Nebraaka; Williams, MissUi
Ippl; Paltison, Pennsylvania; DuBois,
Idaho; Hamlin, Massachusetts; Cable,
Illinois; Poe, Maryland; Snivel?, In
diana, and Davis, West Virginia
Senator Newlands madn a pits for s
fuller representation of the iirigation
interests and by unanimous cousent
his name waa added to the committee
A number of suggestions from per
sons not connected with the committee
were received, among them beiug tin
following . from Senator Bacoc, of
Georgia: "That with the view to the
encouragement of American shlppinc
and the reatoralion of the American
flag upon the high neat, we favor that,
upon all artlclea brought or imported
into the United States, from foreign
countries in American built ships and
under American registry, upon which
duties are required to be paid, classi
fied rebates of auch duties shall be al
lowed of not less than five or mom
than ten per cent, of the same."
The committee was asked lo con
aider the question of a shipping plank
by FleldB. Pendleton, or New York,
who apoke in behalf of a plank favor
ing discriminating duties.
The full committee then, at 9:45,
adjourned until 2 P M. to morrow,
leaving the sub committee in session
and In prospect of an all-night ses
sion. JEALOUSY THE CAUSE,
Man Cats tbe Threat of a Woman sod
Then Attempts Suicide.
By Telegraph to me Morning Btar.
St. Lotjis, July 6. After culling
the throat of Mrs. Marcella Kerr, with
whom he had been living for a jtsr,
Edgar L Evans, 23 years old, slashed
his wrist with the same rz r and then
cut hla own throat. The tragedy
was enacted in front of the house
where they were atopping. Jealousy
ia ascribed by Kvans as the cause for
hia act. The woman died almost im
mediately. Evans is at tbe city hospi
tal. His condition la seriour, but he
Night Was Ilcr Terror.
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of Alexandria, Ind., "and could hard
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ao bad that if I walked a block I
would cough frightfully and spit
blood; but, when all other medicines
failed, three $1.00 hollies (of Dr.
King's Nw Discovery wholly cured
me and I gained fifty-eight pounds.'
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